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How To Test If Your Magento Store Is Responsive & Device Ready?

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Lately, we’ve been developing lots of Responsive Magento Themes just because the conversion rate of these Magento stores (if responsive) is much higher than any non-responsive store. Business communities and big names like Forbes have already asked the question Why You Need to Prioritize Responsive Design Right Now?. So, is it worth your time & efforts? Answer is YES.

Millions of people are accessing web via Android, iPhones and tablets. By choosing a Responsive web design, you help you customer to find what they really need, you future proof you site to a degree, from where it can be updated super quickly. And that’s not all, you eventually build a long lasting Magento eCommerce store with more compatibility and marketing potential which simply mean a higher return on investment.

Responsive Web Design Elements

A responsive web design relies on three main elements:

  1. CSS3 Media Queries: CSS media queries use adaptable CSS styles to best suit the device on which the website is being viewed on.
  2. Fluid Grid Layouts: These fluid gird layouts help sizing layout elements using relative and NOT absolute measurements.
  3. Flexible Images: Flexible images along with fluid grid layouts, are sized in relative units, thus, they resize as per viewing device screen resolution.

If you haven’t worked on responsive layouts yet, it may sound little too much but once you start working on it you would love it for sure.

Mobile commerce V/s Responsive eCommerce

When you create specific sites (layouts) for specific mobiles in broader terms you can call this as Mobile commerce. Which is time consuming and requires enough monetary support to build for all major devices.

On the other hand, Responsive layout is a quick transition between different breakpoints to hone the hierarchy, shape or density of the content. An expert CSS helps you visualize how your screen elements are shifted, snapped into perfect locations or scales as per the device screen dimensions.

Basically, you are building a niche set of elements to shift place, clicked or touched by users to make it look more personalized simply by gracefully degrading those unwanted elements on smaller screen sizes, thus providing much better visual experience on mobiles, tablets etc.

Since, Speed & performance is becoming more and more important in Responsive Layout strategy it’s best to use deferred loading and do whatever you can to make the size smaller for much faster page load times. Obviously, you are sacrificing some components of your eCommerce store but in return you are presenting your layout in much better way than before. That’s what device agnostic approach is all about isn’t it?

Now here is a question for you Is your Magento Store Responsive & Device Ready? . Unsure huh? Here is some good news.

ResponsiveReady.com

ResponsiveReady.com

ResponsiveReady.com is our nifty tool build specifically to test whether your Magento Store is Responsive?

How To Use ResponsiveReady.com?

Using ResponsiveReady.com is super easy, all you have to do is provide your Magento store URL and your email address and hit “Submit”. It will load your Magento store in all major devices in exactly how it opens in actual devices. If you see your site fits properly in all major devices, you are good. If not, you should seriously think about it.

Adopting to Responsive web design can just be a starting point which will give you a fair chance stealing a lead on the competition, by creating a tailored mobile experience, and showing that you care about your customers.

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